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There are 12 ways to get from Cardiff to Antwerp by train, bus, bus and ferry, car, car train, car ferry or plane

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Train  •  6h 41m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Take the train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar Est
  3. Take the train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$153 - $353

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Bus, train  •  12h 59m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Kingsway to Belgravia, Victoria Coach Station M7
  2. Take the bus from London to Bruges
  3. Take the train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal Ic / ...

$47 - $71

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Bus, bus and ferry  •  12h 32m

  1. Take the bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
  2. Take the bus and ferry from London Victoria to Lille
  3. Take the bus from Lille to Antwerp 800 / ...

$77 - $111

Drive, Eurotunnel  •  6h 9m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Folkestone
  2. Take the Eurotunnel from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
  3. Drive from Calais-Fréthun to Antwerp

$246 - $284

Drive, car ferry  •  6h 30m

  1. Drive from Cardiff to Dover
  2. Take the car ferry from Dover to Calais
  3. Drive from Calais to Antwerp

$100 - $146

Train to Bristol, fly to Brussels  •  5h 22m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Brussels (BRU) BRS - BRU

$105 - $344

Fly Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 22m

  1. Fly from Cardiff (CWL) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) CWL - AMS
  2. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$108 - $363

Train to Bristol, fly to Amsterdam Schiphol, train  •  5h 59m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
  2. Fly from Bristol (BRS) to Amsterdam Schiphol (AMS) BRS - AMS
  3. Take the train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal

$120 - $327

Train to Birmingham, fly to Brussels  •  6h 33m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
  2. Fly from Birmingham (BHX) to Brussels (BRU) BHX - BRU

$125 - $387

Train to London City, fly to Rotterdam, train  •  6h 17m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London City (LCY) to Rotterdam (RTM) LCY - RTM
  3. Take the train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal

$181 - $481

Train to London Heathrow, fly to Brussels  •  6h 23m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
  2. Fly from London Heathrow (LHR) to Brussels (BRU) LHR - BRU

$174 - $391

Train to East Midlands, fly to Brussels  •  7h 38m

  1. Take the train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton
  2. Fly from East Midlands (EMA) to Brussels (BRU) EMA - BRU

$150 - $783

Questions & Answers

The cheapest way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp is to bus and train which costs £35 - £55 and takes 12h 59m.

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The quickest way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp is to fly and train which costs £80 - £280 and takes 5h 22m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Cardiff to Antwerp. However, there are services departing from Cardiff, Castle Street and arriving at Antwerp via London Victoria and Lille. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 12h 32m.

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The distance between Cardiff and Antwerp is 330 miles.

The best way to get from Cardiff to Antwerp without a car is to train which takes 6h 41m and costs £110 - £280.

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It takes approximately 6h 41m to get from Cardiff to Antwerp, including transfers.

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Cardiff to Antwerp bus services, operated by National Express, depart from Cardiff, Castle Street station.

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The quickest flight from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport is the direct flight which takes 1h 15m.

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Cardiff to Antwerp bus services, operated by FlixBus, arrive at Antwerp station.

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Antwerp is 1h ahead of Cardiff. It is currently 6:05 AM in Cardiff and 7:05 AM in Antwerp.

Map of how to get from Cardiff to Antwerp.
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  • Distance: 329.5 miles
  • Duration: 6h 41m

What companies run services between Cardiff, Wales and Antwerp, Belgium?

You can take a train from Cardiff to Antwerp via London Paddington, Paddington Rail Station, St Pancras, British Library, London St. Pancras International, Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar, and Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid in around 6h 41m.

Airlines
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from London City to Rotterdam
Ave. Duration
51m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$80 - $430
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 14m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $360
BMI Regional
Website
flybmi.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$75 - $600
Flights from London Heathrow to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 6m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$55 - $360
Flights from East Midlands to Brussels
Ave. Duration
1h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$170 - $950
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Bristol to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $500
Flights from Cardiff to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $700
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$110 - $550
Flights from Birmingham to Brussels via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $550
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Bristol to Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
1h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$65 - $370
Train operators
Great Western Railway
Website
gwr.com
Train from Cardiff Central to London Paddington
Ave. Duration
1h 59m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$75 - $140
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$40 - $65
Advanced Single
$40 - $65
Anytime Day Single
$75 - $140
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
48m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$20 - $40
Website
gwr.com
Off-Peak Day Single
$13 - $20
Advanced Single
$14 - $21
Anytime Day Single
$20 - $40
Eurostar
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Contact Details
Website
eurostar.com
Train from London St. Pancras International to Bruxelles-Midi Eurostar
Ave. Duration
2h 1m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$65 - $200
Website
eurostar.com
Standard
$65 - $200
Premier
$150 - $230
Belgian Railways (NMBS/SNCB)
Phone
+32 2 528 28 28
Website
belgiantrain.be
Train from Brux.-Midi/Brus.-Zuid to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
57m
Frequency
Every 15 minutes
Estimated price
$7 - $11
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$7 - $11
1st Class
$11 - $16
Train from Bruges / Brugge to Anvers-Central / Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
1h 29m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$12 - $17
Website
belgiantrain.be
Book at
eurail.com
2nd Class
$12 - $17
1st Class
$18 - $27
Eurotunnel
Phone
+44 (0) 8443 35 35 35
Website
eurotunnel.com
Car train from Folkestone to Calais-Fréthun
Ave. Duration
25m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$171
Website
eurotunnel.com
CrossCountry
Phone
0344 736 9123
Email
customer.relations@crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Train from Cardiff Central to Bristol Temple Meads
Ave. Duration
51m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$35 - $55
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$24 - $40
Anytime Single
$35 - $55
Off-Peak Single
$20 - $30
Train from Cardiff Central to Birmingham New Street
Ave. Duration
2h
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$55 - $85
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$35 - $55
Anytime Single
$55 - $85
Off-Peak Single
$45 - $75
Train from Cardiff Central to Long Eaton
Ave. Duration
3h 2m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$70 - $110
Website
crosscountrytrains.co.uk
Advanced Single
$45 - $70
Anytime Single
$70 - $110
Off-Peak Single
$65 - $110
Thalys
Phone
+32 70 66 77 88
Website
thalys.com
Train from Schiphol Airport to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
56m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$40 - $65
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$40 - $65
1st Class
$65 - $90
Train from Rotterdam Centraal to Antwerpen-Centraal
Ave. Duration
32m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
thalys.com
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$50 - $65
Bus operators
National Express

National Express Coaches are a quick and convenient way of travelling around the UK. Over 550 National Express coaches run on Britain's roads every day, serving over 900 destinations across the UK. National Express Coaches carry around 19 million passenger journeys every year. For added convenience, National Express operate coach services to all major UK airports 24 hours per day, and is on its way to being 100% wheelchair accessible. The company also has a 24-hour control centre that receives a GPS signal to update on location, speed and the temperature inside coaches, ensuring the smoothest journey possible.

Contact Details
Phone
+44 08717 818178
Website
nationalexpress.com
Bus from Cardiff, Castle Street to London Victoria Coach Station
Ave. Duration
3h 42m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$15 - $20
Website
National Express
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

Rome2rio's guide to FlixBus
Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Lille to Antwerp
Ave. Duration
2h 20m
Frequency
Every 3 hours
Estimated price
$7 - $12
Website
flixbus.co.uk
Ouibus

As the bus subsidiary of French railway SNCF, Ouibus offers comfortable, eco-friendly coaches serving 35 French cities and 11 European cities at affordable fares. Ouibus journeys are safe and comfortable, with the four-star coaches offering power outlets, restrooms and WiFi. All Ouibus stations are located close to town centres for easy access to public transport. Getting on one of the 130 daily journeys is easy - electronic travel documents include your ticket and a personalised mini-guide with handy information.

Contact Details
Phone
0890715298
Website
ouibus.com
Bus from London to Bruges
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$10 - $14
Website
Ouibus
Ferry operators

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Brussels Airlines, BMI Regional and KLM offer flights from Bristol Airport to Brussels Airport.

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There are 473+ hotels available in Antwerp. Prices start at $73 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Cardiff to Cardiff Airport is to bus which takes 30m and costs .

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